A disappointing adaptation of the internationally known fable by Saint-Exupery, brought to the screen by a group that reads like a who's who of musicals. Unfortunately this supergroup misses the mark, turning out a visually exciting piece of fluff that fails on almost all other levels.
Warner is the title character, a philosophical space being who shares his experiences with pilot Kiley while he is grounded in the desert. Besides Fosse--who superbly choreographed the "snake in the grass" sequence, a film highlight--the supporting players lack the necessary spark. It could have
been great; instead it's forgettable. Songs include "It's a Hat," "I Need Air," "I'm on Y...